As you’re ready to transition from Halloween decor to Thanksgiving and fall decor you need to make a set of these Yarn Pumpkins. They’re quick, easy, and the perfect addition to your fall home decor.
It seems like every year after I take down all of my Halloween decorations my house looks bare and I realize I don’t have a lot of fall decorations to put back up in their place. I like to put my tree up right after Thanksgiving ( or sometimes earlier) so I feel like my fall decor isn’t up for very long so sometimes I don’t even put much out, then I drive around and see all these cute decorated fall porches and yards and it makes me wish I had more stuff to decorate with. It seems like once Halloween is over the stores have already cleared out all of their fall decorations and Christmas is in full swing. I decided this year if I see something cute for fall that I will buy it when I see it and not wait! I think pumpkins are a simple and perfect way to decorate for fall. They come is so many shapes and colors and sizes. I thought it would be fun to make some kind of pumpkin using yarn, so I came up with this idea using yarn and styrofoam balls and I’m so happy with the way they turned out!
Everything you will need to make the Styrofoam Pumpkins
Styrofoam Balls ( you can use the size of your choice)
hot glue gun
Directions To Make The Yarn Pumpkins:
First, you need to decide what size you want to make your pumpkins. I knew I wanted different sizes of pumpkins so I found a bag of styrofoam balls at Michael’s that had different sizes in it. You can buy them individually at most art and craft stores if you want your pumpkins to be all the same size. Next, take a knife and cut off the bottom of the ball. I just used a butter knife and it worked just fine. I was worried if i used anything sharper that the ball would roll away from me and I would cut my hand. After you cut the bottom off take the dowel and cut it to the size you want your stem on your pumpkin to be. If you don’t have a saw most home improvement stores will cut it to the size that you need. Next, stick the dowel down into the center of the pumpkin then hot glue the twine around the dowel. You could also paint the dowel or leave it the natural wood color if you don’t have twine. Now it’s time to attach the yarn to the pumpkin. I found the easiest way to do this is to start at the top of the pumpkin and add a little bit of glue and wrap the yarn around the pumpkin and add a little more glue and so on. Warning: GO SLOW!!! I know it’s tempting to put a bunch of glue on all at once and wrap the yarn around it as quickly as you can. I promise, you will be much happier with the end result if you add the glue and wrap it around the pumpkin slowly, this way the yarn will look straight and even and there won’t be any glue showing through the yarn.3. After the yarn is glued on to the pumpkin it’t time to decorate them and make them cute! I made my leaves out of green felt. You can get felt at any local craft store. You can buy it by the sheet or by the yard. Since you won’t need very much for this project it’s probably cheaper to buy it by the sheet. I just drew a leaf right onto the felt and cut it out. I used the corner of my scissors and stuck it down next to the stem.
Below you can see how I decorated each pumpkin a little differently with the leaves and bows.one leafone leaf one bowtwo leaves with one bow
I usually don’t mix a lot of my fall decorations in with my Halloween decor, but I love how these pumpkins look with my little witch and chalkboard!SO cute!These yarn pumpkins were so much fun to make. I will admit I was a little skeptical at first of how these would turn out, but in the end I was very happy with them! With all the colors and textures of yarn out there, I’m already thinking of all the fun yarn pumpkins I can make using different yarns. This is also a fun project for kids to help with. My little boy was begging me to let him help. I was nice and let him help, but the only thing I would recommend is for you to be in charge of the gluing and let them be in charge of wrapping the yarn around the pumpkin. That way they don’t get burned with the glue gun. If you try making these pumpkins, please tag us. We would love to see what different color combinations and fun creations you come up with!